Birmingham City are said to be closing in on the loan signing of West Bromwich Albion midfielder Rekeem Harper.
According to Richard Wilford of BBC West Midlands, the 20-year-old has undergone a medical ahead of a loan switch until the end of the season.
Harper made only 10 league appearances for West Brom as they won promotion from the Championship under Slaven Bilic last season.
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The midfielder has played only 31 minutes of Premier League football this season, too, and has failed to force his way into Sam Allardyce’s plans.
A loan move away from the Hawthorns now looks to be in the offing for the midfielder, who is believed to have had a medical at Birmingham.
It seems to be a move that suits both parties, with Harper needing game time, and Birmingham needing to add more bodies to their squad.
Having recently bid farewell to David Davis and Dan Crowley – the latter joining League One side Hull City on loan – depth in midfield is perhaps needed.
Here, we take a look at look at Blues’ fans reactions to this impending arrival…
— James (@James_Blues1875) January 20, 2021
Another Midfielder on Loan😴got rid of Crowley and Davis and then just get another midfielder…..we need a striker….
— 💙⚽️ (@MickeysShorts10) January 20, 2021
Crowley plays as a 10 a position we have three other players in. Harper would sit in the two: the only others who can do that are Sunjic, Kief and Clayton. I love Davis but he’s not good enough.
— KW (@Kieranbcfc2) January 20, 2021
More centre mids is surprising, but get behind him boys👊🏻
— J.K (@KongyeMMA) January 20, 2021
Is there a option to make it permanent im not sure why we even do that. Get a loan without having the option to make it a perm. Sick of developing other teams younger players or they turn out to be worse then what we have
— Josh bcfc tilley (@joshtillz16) January 20, 2021
Mays well kept Davis if we needed another midfielder…
— Joe Ponsonby (@PonsonbyJoe) January 20, 2021
Strange signing, other positions needed more, but have a mate who's a Baggies fan and he really rates him #KRO
— Tony Maddams (@TonyMaddams) January 20, 2021
Smart move, makes sense 👍
— harry (@woods_htw) January 20, 2021
If we had an option to sign at the end of the season i could see the logic but another midfielder?
— Matt Chance (@_chancey_) January 20, 2021